Net Script

Revised: April 8, 2017, July 6, 2017


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Be prepared. Read the script ahead of time. If you plan to use the roll call method, obtain the most recent list from an SCRA officer.

Look up next weeks’ net controller and write it down.

Small letters in [brackets] = instructions to you, the net controller, and should NOT be read on the air.

Important: Remember to identify your station every ten (10) minutes.

Un-key after each paragraph to prevent timing out the repeater and allow for emergency break-ins.


Calling all radio amateurs, calling all radio amateurs,

this is (name)         _, (call sign)            net control station for tonight’s service net.

This net is sponsored by the Sonoma County Radio Amateurs, inc., and Meets on this frequency every Tuesday at 7 PM.


Emergency traffic always has priority over all other communications. Any station having emergency traffic will contact net control.

Is there any emergency traffic at this time?

[Hearing none, continue]


SCRA membership is open to anyone interested in amateur radio. For

Further information, send an e-mail to or visit the SCRA website at


The club meeting is held at 7:00 PM on the first Wednesday of each month at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, located at 2050 Yulupa Avenue, in Santa Rosa.

Arrive early at 6:30 PM for social time and light refreshment.


The purpose of this net is to provide information of interest to all radio amateurs. If you have traffic for the net, please come now and be acknowledged.

[Que the traffic and then ask each to state their traffic]


Is there any more traffic for the net? [Hearing none, continue]


I will now take check-ins.


Please check in five [or three, whatever you are comfortable with] at a time and be acknowledged. [A lower number usually means fewer doubles, or explain your preferred check-in method. For example; instead of check-ins, use roll call method if you have an updated list.]


First five stations check in now.

[Solve the problems with the doubles and poor reception]


Next five, check-in now. [Continue until there are no further check-ins]


Last call for check-ins. [If none; continue]



Call sign [Net control call sign]                  _


Brian, N7MOE, do you have an Amateur Radio Newsline report tonight?

[Net control turns the net over to N7MOE]

[Following completion or if Newsline is not available, continue]


Are there any late check-ins from members or guest? Are there any other communications or traffic for the net?


[Optional ] Total number of check-ins for tonight was         . Thank you for joining the SCRA service net.

Next week net control will be (name)            , (call sign)            

This net is now closed

[Optional ] and returning the repeater to normal operation. This is (name)                    _, (call sign)            ~ 73.